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Old 05-12-2016, 04:14 AM
 
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Well, no.. some things can be learned, according to this article... The question is, does anyone who supports a given candidate actually want to learn these things?

The article lists several things that can be learned from tax returns.

I found it very telling that clinton's history has been reported for over 30 years, plus they give a lot to charity. Sanders only provided one year, and, while the dollar amount to charity is significantly less, it is certainly higher than a lot of ordinary, middle class people.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...s-tax-returns/
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:15 AM
 
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They don't.

It's just more false controversy, this time based on a lie told about Trump by his detractors, because they have nothing else to complain about. Trump has proved them wrong time & time again, so this is all they have left.

Of course they don't want to talk about him winning the GOP nomination. Something they all insisted could never happen.

I'm guessing the biggest complainers about this, have never ever bothered to look at any candidate's tax returns in the past.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:25 AM
 
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There is a lot to learn from their speeches also.
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:33 AM
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It is nonsense from beginning to end. No candidate for the presidency is constitutionally required to allow the public to view his or her income tax returns. That Clinton yaps about having released 30 years worth of such returns is meaningless: she and President Clinton were under no obligation to do so. Mr. Trump is likewise not under any obligation to do so. I have steadfastly refused to draw any implications from a candidate releasing, or refusing to release, tax returns.


Likewise, Ms. Clinton is under no constitutional obligation to release the transcript of any private speech she made. If people are so interested in what Goldman Sachs paid to hear, why not ask Heidi Cruz? If not present personally, she would probably know executives whom were present and could tell her. I bet Rafael Edward Cruz, born in Canada, asked his wife what Clinton had said. If so, why doesn't he tell his followers? Chances are, in my opinion, Goldman Sachs probably felt they horribly overpaid her, and so have not invited her back to give another speech.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Dems just want something to pick apart. If I were Trump I would go one step further and say audit or no audit I am not releasing my tax returns. It is the IRS's problem. Besides, Trump is not like Romney who was sweating over his effective tax rate. If Trump paid zero taxes he would count that as a plus. He followed the law and that's where he ended up.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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One thing that will be learned is whether Trump is as rich as he says he is.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:46 AM
 
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One thing that will be learned is whether Trump is as rich as he says he is.
Who cares? Does it really make a difference? Also, last time I checked tax returns do not disclose total net worth just what that person made that year in salary and investments. Am I wrong?
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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lies- and more lies-- follow the money
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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Nothing I'm interested in unless it's my tax return. If the IRS or the FBI isn't finding a problem I won't either. An audit is not a finding of wrongdoing. Lots of people get them and the IRS has to do a number of them just to keep people honest.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:56 AM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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One thing that will be learned is whether Trump is as rich as he says he is.
Really, where on any tax return does it list your net worth ?
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